Shoppers beware! Home Design & Consign is not a place where you can drop in for a quick look around and then move on. This is a high-end consignment store that’s chockfull of hard-to-find home décor items—a treasure trove for anyone in search of quality home furnishings at exceptional prices.
There are magnificent cupboards, hutches, and china closets. Oil paintings and watercolors line the the walls. Plump sofas cry out to be tested. Lighting accessories complete the picture.
Owner Susan Asselstine is a Marin County native who has been living in the Santa Ynez Valley for the past seven years with husband Brian, a fourth generation Santa Ynez Valley local.
Susan opened her shop last September and is amazed at how quickly the business took off. She now has a waiting list of clients who want to purge their storage units or redecorate, or who are downsizing or moving.
“I sell stuff that is way too good for a garage sale,” Susan said. “For example, right now I have Ralph Lauren and Thomasville furniture.”
This shop thoughtfully offers local pickup—for those interested in consigning furnishings for sale—as well as delivery to local buyers.
For those in a redecorating mode, perhaps shifting from traditional to western/rural, there are stunning tables and chairs from which to choose. If elegance is the route of choice, there are magnificent mirrors, chandeliers, and accent pieces. In a shabby chic frame of mind? Check out the faux vintage wrought iron tea carts, candle lantern stands, and baker’s racks.
With a successful career in retail women’s clothing behind her, Susan is a savvy store manager who is parlaying her love of furniture and home decor into a business that provides shoppers, home-stagers, and decorators with a valuable local resource.